Malay, a first-class Municipality is the tourism capital of the Province of Aklan. Located at the northwestern tip of Panay Island, it is bounded on the north by Sibuyan and Sulu Seas, on the east by the Municipality of Nabas, on the west by the Municipality of Buruanga and on the south by the Province of Antique. Having a total land area of 6,731 hectares, it is politically divided into 17 barangays.


Malay, Aklan - Acting Municipal Mayor of Malay, Hon. Frolibar S. Bautista invited the Municipal Mayor of Buruanga, Aklan, Hon, Concepcion Labindao for a meeting to discuss the cases of motorcycle accidents in Malay involving Buruanganon drivers.

To avoid further accidents, Acting Mayor Bautista proposed that single motorcycles from Buruanga will only be allowed to unload passengers in Barangay Poblacion of Malay only. Afterwards, tricycles from Malay will take these passengers to Caticlan.

Passengers going to Buruanga (from Kalibo) will go to Caticlan Plaza or a tricycle that will take them to the designated terminal in Barangay Poblacion.

Speed limit will also be strictly implemented along the national road within the jurisdiction of Malay.

The meeting was participated by Acting Municipal Vice Mayor of Malay, Hon. Niño Carlos F. Cawaling, Malay SB Member Nickie Cahilig, Senior Transportation Regulations Officer of Malay Mr. Cesar P. Oczon Jr., Malay Chief of Police PMAJ Jess P. Baylon, Buruanga SB Member Jerry F. Dagohoy, Malay Liga President Hon. Ralf Tolosa, as well as the different motorcycle operators in the municipalities of Malay and Buruanga.

The dry run for the new traffic scheme between Buruanga and Malay will kick-off on August 19, 2019 (Monday).

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The photo above shows the two Mayors of municipalities of Malay and Buruanga as presiding officers: Hon. Frolibar Bautista and Hon. Concepcion Labindao, respectively.

Pageant and Coronation Night


One of the most significant events in the Municipality of Malay was held on April 28, 2019 at Malay Activity Center, Poblacion, Malay, Aklan. 16 lovely ladies vied for the most coveted crown and to be proclaimed as Miss Malay 2019. The 16 candidates showcased their skills in presenting themselves in different pageant categories - Production Number, Fiesta de Obreros Festival Costume, Swimsuit, Long Gown and the Elocution (which tested their intelligence). The pageant aimed to discover a rightful lady that possesses the attributes of a true-blooded Malaynon and will represent as an ambassadress of the Municipality of Malay to various social and municipal events.



Llist of the pageant winners: Miss Malay 2019


Miss Malay 2019

Ms. Patt Crishna D. Sacapaño, candidate Number 10 from Barangay Balabag, was declared as Miss Malay 2019, and aside from the title, she was also pronounced as Best in Production Number, Best in Festival Costume, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. She was crowned by the Municipal Mayor of Malay, Hon. Abram L. Sualog.





1st Runner Up

Ms. Magie Anne G. Claud

Candidate Number 11 from Barangay Yapak


2nd Runner Up

Ms. Neeja T. Kumar

Candidate Number 6 from Barangay Poblacion

Ms. Kumar also won the corporate/special award such as Miss Globe, Miss Natasha and Salaver Clinics Skin Choice Award.


3rd Runner Up

Ms. Kim T. Gumboc

Candidate Number 9 from Barangay Manocmanoc



4th Runner Up

Ms. Shealtiel Kyze S. Cahilig

Candidate Number 4 from Barangay Cubay Norte


Miss Congeniality

Ms. Camil Rica C. Casidsid

Candidate Number 2 from Barangay Argao


Miss Photogenic

Ms. Nathalie Jen O. Reclusado

Candidate Number 12 from Barangay Motag


The Candidates for Miss Malay 2019


During the Post-Critique Meeting for the celebration of Boracay Ati-Atihan 2019, the Incident Report of MDRRMO indicated that the department responded to three (3) cases of loss of consciousness due to heat, one (1) missing child, two (2) alcohol intoxication, and one (1) minor vehicular accident.

Due to the responsiveness of the MDRRMO and other concerned agencies to the incidents during Ati-Atihan, the PNP declared the celebration as "Generally Peaceful."

Parish Priest, Father Jose Ariel Relente of Holy Rosary Parish expressed his gratitude to the duty-bearers of safety during Boracay Ati-Atihan 2019:

"In behalf of Parish Pastoral Council, and my companion priests, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each one of you. [You know] it was really a beautiful celebration because all of you were working so well and doing your work well. [I would say] it was really a wonderful celebration. Thank you very much. Deep in our hearts, we are very happy with your performance. From the PNP, the way you managed the traffic—very good. From the Coast Guard also, as we are having our fluvial parade even in our motorcade—you can see that there are the Coast Guard.

This is also my first time to observe [the celebration]. If everything went well, because all of you were working well. There is unity among us, because there is unity, the result is beauty. Our visitors were very happy. Everybody were enjoying.

Generally, thank you very much. Personally, I am so happy. Salamt gid sa inyo tanan. Our first celebration of Sto. Niño is a memorable one—the first impression is lasting.

Thank you very much. Keep up the good work!"


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Malay, Aklan - the San Miguel Foundation, Inc turned over its projects to the Local Government Unit of Malay on October 24, 2018. As a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, the San Miguel Foundation donated Birthing Clinic with equipment, a Day Care Center, and Improvement of the community’s Water System.


To address health and sanitation, and uphold the education of indigenous children, the Local Government Unit of Malay through Mayor Ceciron Cawaling chose the Ati Village at Sitio Carla, Barangay Cubay Sur, Malay, Aklan as the beneficiary of these projects.


It was May of this year when the construction of these projects started. 


The turn-over started with a mass, then proceeded with the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterwards, the buildings were blessed by the priest.


Mayor Ceciron S. Cawaling expressed his appreciation through a message saying that the projects will greatly uplift the health and sanitation of the indigenous village.


The Ati community prepared an indigenous performance as way of thanking the representatives of the Foundation.


The chairman of Malaynon Ati Tribal Association (MATA) Mr. Ernesto Coching accepted the projects and committed for its sustainability.

The turn-over was participated by Mr. Cezar Chiong of GM Jethandlers Asia Services, Inc, Ms. Lydia Ragasa, Ms. Kin Lichaoco, of San Miguel Foundation, and Ms. Cecille Ang. They were received by Municipal Officials Mayor Ceciron Cawaling, Dra. Maria Ney Mucho of Municipal Health Office, Ms. Magdalena Prado of Municipal Social Welfare and Development, Mr. Hermenegildo Javier, Jr. the Municipal Accountant, Ms. Dediosa Dioso the Municipal Treasurer, and Ms. Alma Belejerdo, the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator; along with Hon. Rene Casidsid, Punong Barangay of Cubay Sur.


- LGU Malay